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March 20th, 2020

The Fear of Death and the Promise of Shalom

Today, 1 in 3 people say they fear death--a significant uptick as a result of the corona virus. Mark Greene of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity reminds us of the source of our peace and the impact our calm response in the face of fearful headlines can have on others. "Out...

October 22nd, 2015

Put Fear In Its Place - Lessons From a Former Airline Executive

Scott Dickson is the former CEO and president of Vanguard airlines, a position he took in early 2001 with full understanding that it was a turnaround situation. The airline was in trouble, and it was his job to reverse a bad situation. Then 9/11 changed everything. In his book, Never...

March 15th, 2020

Leading in a Crisis

Unexpected catastrophic ordeals like the caronavirus pandemic highlight the need for leadership at multiple levels. While this is a global health crisis, the issues don’t stop at the hospital door, the CDC or the White House. The social and economic ramifications demand well-anchored...

February 6th, 2020

The ServiceMaster Story: Navigating Tension between People and Profit

Albert M. Erisman, Hendrickson Publishers (January 2020) When the Business Roundtable announced, in August 2019, that businesses should no longer have a singular focus on profit, analysts asked: How do businesses deal with the “quick-buck” pressures from Wall Street? One answer lies in The...

February 1st, 2020

Dr. King on Excellence at Work

February is Black History Month, and it's difficult not to consider the impact Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has had on our culture for the good. But beyond his magnificent "I Have a Dream" speech and his monumental  "Letter from Birmingham Jail," he gave wise advice to a small audience in...

via Praxis
January 16th, 2020

Inspiring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

ABOUT THE COURSE from the Praxis website AT PRAXIS, WE BELIEVE THE FUTURE OF CULTURE DEPENDS LARGELY ON THE WORLDVIEW OF THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENTREPRENEURS, INNOVATORS, AND CREATORS. They have outsized influence on what we consume, believe and desire—as they build products, services,...

January 16th, 2020

Is Business Your True Calling?

In June of 2019, hundreds of Christian leaders from churches and businesses around the world gathered to discuss the place of work and business in God's kingdom agenda to spread the gospel. Here's an excerpt from a paper presented at the conference that explores the calling to business....

January 7th, 2020

Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

How do you see your glass – half full or half empty?  I have observed that people who see their glass as half empty have a scarcity mindset.  And once you see your glass as half empty, it’s like wearing a blindfold that limits your ability to see where you are going – your vision. People...

via Bill Peel
December 16th, 2019

Called to Ministry at the World's Largest Airline

Are you called to ministry? Okay, you probably realize that's a trick question because we're all called to ministry as Christ's ambassadors of redemption. However, I spend a good deal of time talking to people who are well-establish in their work, but they want to leave their work and "go...

December 12th, 2019

The Value of the Arts from a Biblical Worldview

by Russ Gehrlein Does art have value to God in the world of work? This wide career field would include expressions of pure art in its various forms (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, etc.), as well as music, dance, theatre, movies, television, and literature. I personally have a...